New Europe Books, founded in 2010 and distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services since 2012, publishes quality fiction and nonfiction from Europe. Its focus has expanded from the continent's eastern reaches to embrace all of Europe and, indeed, its perimeters, geographically and conceptually. Above all we seek books that speak to global concerns, expand cross-cultural understanding, explore history in new ways, and can engage young readers; and we're always happy to discover undiscovered classics. Our authors include those from Europe with something vital to say about any part of the world, expats, and those from wherever who write authoritatively, and beautifully, about Europe.


Paul Olchváry has translated many books of Hungarian prose literature to English for such publishers as New Directions, Houghton-Mifflin, Harper Collins, Steerforth Press, and Northwestern University Press. He has received translation grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN American Center, and in 1999 he was awarded the Milán Füst Prize by the Milán Füst Foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. A native of Amherst, New York, Olchváry was born to Hungarian parents and he lived in Hungary for many years as an adult, settling there as the Cold War ended. There he taught composition at a university English department, held a year-long internship with the US embassy, and was the founding editor of the daily, English-language news digest Hungary Around the Clock. Olchváry's own short stories and essays appeared, in Hungarian translation, in the cultural monthly 2000. Olchváry also worked for years as senior copywriter at Princeton University Press and Globe Pequot Press, and spent nearly a year as a newspaper reporter before earning his MA, in English/writing, from Indiana University, Bloomington. Since 2010 he has lived with his son, Akosh, in the Northern Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. 


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